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Rep. Maxine Waters Says Cop Who Killed George Floyd "Enjoyed" It

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 11:43
Rep. Maxine Waters told TMZ that the officer who kneeled on George Floyd's neck until he stopped breathing this week in Minneapolis knew exactly what he was doing and "enjoyed" it. "Some of these officers leave home thinking, 'I'm gonna get one today!' And I think this is his one he got today," she said. Waters also suggested that President Trump's rhetoric is a factor.

TYT's Kasparian: The Government Has Failed You Again, DOJ Dropped Senate Insider Trading Probe

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 04:07
THE YOUNG TURKS: The Justice Department is closing investigations into the US senators who dumped stock just before lockdown hit. John Iadarola and Ana Kasparian discuss on The Young Turks

Biden Issues Message On 100,000 COVID-19 Deaths: "I Think I Know What You're Feeling"

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 03:57
Former Vice President and presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden addressed the nation on Facebook as the U.S. reached 100,000 Deaths from COVID-19. FMR. VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: My fellow Americans, there are moments in our history that are so grim, so heart-rending that they're forever fixed in each of our hearts as shared grief. Today is one of those moments. 100,000 lives have now been lost to this virus here in the United States alone. Each one leaving behind a family that will never again be whole. I think I know what you're feeling. You feel like you're being sucked in a black hole in the middle of your chest. It's suffocating. Your heart is broken, there is nothing but a feeling of emptiness right now. For most of you, you were unable to be there when you lost your beloved family member or best friend. For most of you, you were unable to be there when they died alone. With the pain, the anger and the frustration you'll wonder whether or not you'll be able to get anywhere from here. It's made all the worse by knowing that this is a fateful milestone that should've never reached-that could have been avoided. According to a study done by Columbia University, if the administration had acted just one week earlier to implement social-distancing and do what it had to do just one week sooner, as many as 36,000 of these deaths might have been averted. To all of you who are hurting so badly, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know there is nothing I or anyone else can say or do to dull the sharpness of the pain you feel right now, but I can promise you from experience, the day will come when the memory of your loved one will bring a smile to your lips before it brings a tear to your eyes. My prayer for all of you is that that day will come sooner rather than later. But I promise you it will come and when it does you know you can make it. God bless each and every one of you and the blessed memory of the one you lost. This nation grieves with you. Take some solace from the fact we all grieve with you.

Chris Christie: Why Didn't Fellow Officers Intervene In George Floyd's Death?

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 03:48
Former News Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) weighs in on the ongoing calls for arrest of officers involved in George Floyd's death in an interview with FOX News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday. HANNITY: You know, and this is important to note, too -- you have, you know, worked in varying forms of being in charge of law enforcement. And I think it's important for people to understand. I've talked a lot the last three years about the one percent of people that abuse their power and were corrupt, and we see the damage of one percent.   That has not been my experience in law enforcement. It's the opposite. The 99 percent that do their job and protect and serve, and I know at moments like this, people forget that part, but looks also, too -- where is the training of these guys? How do you not know the neck is that sensitive?   CHRISTIE: And, Sean, where is the officers that are standing near this guy who are willing to stand up and stop him? You know, that's the problem, too.   Now, you know, this guy doing what he'd done is an awful act. But it is just as awful to be there as an officer, hear a guy saying he cannot breathe while he's handcuffed on the ground, and to not intervene and stop your fellow officers from doing it. Your obligation to the law applies not just to the citizens that you are -- that you're protecting every day, it applies to making sure that law is enforced against your colleagues in the police department.   HANNITY: All right. Governor, thank you for being with us. We appreciate it.

Sen. Kamala Harris: I'm Sick Of Mourning The Failure Of Trump's Leadership Because We Never Had It

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 03:14
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) lamented the mourning of President Donald Trump's failed leadership during the COVID-19 crisis. In an interview on Wednesday, Harris said there is not much to mourn because the president never was a leader to begin with anyway. Harris said Trump does not have empathy or compassion for those who have been lost due to the coronavirus and has yet to recognize the milestone of 100,000 deaths in the United States. "Donald Trump is not a leader," Harris told CNN host Anderson Cooper. "He's not a leader. And he has proven that over and over and over again. Real leadership in this moment of crisis would be to have genuine sympathy and empathy and compassion for the loss." "It would be to act, doing things like, let's just start from today, putting in place a national testing strategy," the Senator said. "Today saying that the almost 40 million people who lost their jobs within the last 100 days should have recurrent monthly payments until we get through the pandemic." "Leadership would be about saying that over half of America's work force works for small businesses which are closed, many of which may not be able to open and we must save them by doing things like what I and [Congresswoman] Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) are saying, save the smallest of the small businesses with loans and with grants so they can keep their doors open because they, the bodegas and the barbershops and the beauty salons are part of the heartbeat of those communities. That's what real leadership would be about," Harris said. "You know, I'm sick, frankly, of mourning the failure of Donald Trump's leadership because we never had it," Harris said. "So we really don't have much to mourn because we never had it. So we've not lost much. There's just been a vacancy there in terms of leadership. Frankly."

S.E. Cupp: Trump Is Melting Down On His Favorite Platform

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 03:10
CNN's SE Cupp discusses President Donald Trump's response to Twitter highlighting two of his tweets that falsely claimed mail-in ballots would lead to widespread voter fraud.

Biden Ad: As The Death Toll Climbed, Here's What Trump Did

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 01:31
In a new ad, the Biden campaign said every day Donald Trump proves how unfit he is to lead our nation.

CNBC's Sorkin vs. Kernen: "100,000 People Died And All You Did Was Try To Help Your Friend The President"

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 16:04
CNBC's Joe Kernen and Andrew Ross Sorkin battled Wednesday morning about the economy, the pandemic, and the ongoing stock market rally. "100,000 people died! 100,000 people died, Joe! And all you did was try to do was help your friend the president! That's what you did! Every single morning on this show! Every single morning on this show! You used and abused your position, Joe!" Sorkin roared. "I'm trying to help investors keep their cool! Keep their heads! And as it turned out, that's what they should've done!" Kernen replied.

Watch: Biden Hosts Conversation With Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf On State Coronavirus Response

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 14:33
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced Wednesday morning that he is endorsing Joe Biden for President. The two will appear in a virtual conversation around 10:30 a.m.

CNN's Anderson Cooper Blasts Trump's Joe Scarborough Tweets: "He's Just A Little Man, Despite His Girth"

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 14:23
CNN host Anderson Cooper criticized President Donald Trump Tuesday for repeatedly tweeting allegations that MSNBC host Joe Scarborough was involved in the suspicious death of an intern when he was a member of Congress in the 1990s. "What a little man," he said. "Just a little man. He's the leader of the free world, and he is a little, little man." "A self-proclaimed wartime leader - a leader in the midst, he says, of a transition to greatness for the country, spreading falsehoods about a dead woman, despite the pain and the pleas of her husband and family and doesn't have the guts to say he doesn't care about what they think," he continued. "No, no, he doesn't have the guts to say, 'You know what, I don't care what they think because this serves my political purposes.' That's why he's doing it. He doesn't have the guts to say that because he is just a little man despite his girth and size. He's a little man inside, and he knows that. That, too, is now what leadership looks like. The president of the United States raising conspiracy theories about a dead woman, though her family is begging Twitter to take them down." "That's where we are. In the midst of a pandemic, this is what we're talking about, is what the president is talking about every single day. You think it's normal. You start to think this is just normal. It's not. Man, we are in trouble," he also said.

Watch Live: President Trump Speaks At SpaceX Launch At Kennedy Space Center

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 14:17
President Trump is scheduled to deliver remarks Wednesday after viewing the SpaceX launch, the first and flight from U.S. soil since 2011 and the first NASA mission patterned on a private company. The launch is expected at around 6:00 p.m.

"Lincoln Project" Ad Blasts Trump Over Virus: "100,000 Dead Americans, One Wrong President"

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 14:09
The Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump conservative PAC associated with George Conway and Rick Wilson, released this new ad blaming President Trump for the coronavirus pandemic as the U.S. death toll approaches 100,000.

Pelosi On Vote-By-Mail: "We Should Always Be Removing Obstacles Of Participation"

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 13:56
Speaker Nancy Pelosi comments on vote-by-mail proposals during an interview Tuesday with MSNBC's Chris Hayes, saying: "We should always be removing obstacles of participation to the vote. That is the sacred right of our democracy: to vote." "And in a time of the pandemic, even more important to give people an option that is not a risk to their lives," she said.

Rush Limbaugh: Every Morning I Thank God I Am Alive

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 07:08
Talk radio show titan Rush Limbaugh updated his audience on Tuesday about the condition of his lung cancer. Limbaugh said treatment is "kicking his ass" and explained how his life changed. Read the transcript below. "My intention is to be here as often as I can," Limbaugh told listeners. "My attitude is this, and the reality is, the day is gonna come where I'm not gonna be able to be here. I don't know when that is - and I'm hoping that it is months, years." An hour after his monologue, Limbaugh said he received many e-mails and told listeners why he is not revealing the type of cancer he has. "I got several emails during the first hour with questions about my physical condition, and it's one of the reasons I didn't divulge a whole lot of detail," he said. "There are many reasons why I don't do that. A, privacy. B, media doing investigations. If I were to give you the name for what I have, you would not believe I'm still here, after you looked it up - and that's another reason why I'm not divulging the actual name." RUSH LIMBAUGH: Folks, it occurs to me that I have not spent much time in recent weeks updating you on my medical status, and I'm probably overdue for that, given that it has been while and that these are extremely challenging times for me medically. Nothing that millions of you haven't gone through or aren't going through. And those of you who have or those of you who are going through it, you understand it, and so it's… (sigh) The temptation here is to start divulging a lot of stuff, and I'm not gonna do that, because I vowed not to be a cancer patient on the radio. I vowed to shield as much of that from the daily program as I can. I guess… I'm in the third wave of treatment now. There have been many cycles, but this is the third wave, and this current wave, I have to tell you, is kicking my ass. For the last seven days, I have been virtually worthless, virtually useless. I haven't left the house. I haven't done much of anything except just try to rest and relax. All of this was told to me; it was gonna be a factor. I mean, nothing is happening that was not told me to me. Nothing I haven't been warned about. And this is what I mean by those of you who have gone through this, you know what it is, and it's just… It's the cost. It's the price that you pay if you make the decision to go ahead and do treatment to try to prolong your life. I'm doing extremely well, all things considered, the fact that I'm even here today. You know, every day… (chuckles) Every day I wake up and the first thing I do is thank God that I did. (chuckles) It is… Just waking up is a blessing. I know many of you are praying daily and nightly. I happen to believe that they work. I believe that they are sustaining me, and I pray for the energy to be able to do this. But I have to be… Folks, I have to be honest. I do not have the energy that I used to have. I'm gonna have to take this… I didn't realize until I got sick… I honestly didn't. You're gonna think this is strange. I didn't realize how much physical and mental energy doing these three hours - the way I do them, with no guests - and, you know, I don't do anything to give myself a break during the three hours to take, not even that many phone calls on a normal basis. And the amount of energy that it took to do that… A lot of people say, What you mean? You're sitting on your butt for three hours. Yeah, but I guarantee you, folks - and I can prove this with any kind of measurements - my heart rate skyrockets during these three hours. My caloric burn is the highest of the day during these three hours, and the mental aspect of it - which, to me, another name for it is performance pressure. The compunction I feel to do as well as I can every day - to meet and surpass your expectations - creates demands. And I was unaware of how much it was until this lung cancer diagnosis hit. Now I'm fully aware of it, and I'm aware of my energy limitations, and it's why I said last Thursday that at any moment we may need to start rolling a best-of show here or guest hosts (which are standing by). I hope that that doesn't happen. And I'm not, at the same time, making any excuses. But I do feel the need to keep you informed. As to how the treatment's going, I have no idea. Well, I do, but it's not something that… I'm still here, and that's all that's important. I can't and don't want to divulge any more than that. If I were to go into much greater detail, you know, the media would start researching everything I said. There would be exposes on what I said, investigations into what I said and whether I was being truthful. I just don't even want to tempt them with it. But I guess the most accurate thing to say is that I've just now begun Week 2 of this third cycle, and each cycle is three weeks, and the impact on the tumor in these three weeks is not expected to be significant. It's supposed to take a little longer than that. There has been one particular kind of treatment that works in 97% of patients and did not work in me, and it's because of a 1% mutation I have that led to my lung cancer in the first place. That 1% mutation is theorized to nullify the second phase of treatment that we tried, throughout… Even in the first phase where I was in the midst of a clinical trial - stage two of a clinical trial, not even stage three, and these are relatively brand-new drugs. These are the drugs that kept me out of here for two weeks and I didn't even know where I was. They did a number on the tumor. They shrunk the tumor and related effects. But it would have killed me if I'd have stayed on it. I would have lost vision in my right eye. I was unable to walk for four days because of muscle swelling and pain from the waist down all the way to the tip of my toes. So I had to get off that stuff. I was on that stuff for I think four weeks, and it bought some time for the next phases to begin, which we are - I am - now in, and I just keep plodding away each and every day. Does my voice sound weak in there to you guys a little bit? (interruption) Yeah. I sense that too. Hang on a minute. (ahem) Maybe if I clear my throat a little bit more often it won't sound so bad. That's… I don't want to end up sounding bad here and end up being a distraction. (sigh) But there's so many things about this that I want to share, and I want to say. Continue reading at RushLimbaugh.com where the host talks about his wife and the future of the show.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: "End Of Democracy" To Send People Ballots In The Mail

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 04:29
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick reacts to President Trump's warning about the potential for massive amounts of fraud from mail-in ballots.

Tucker Carlson: Relentless Flow Of Virus Lies From Media Causing Americans To Rage At Each Other

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 04:22
TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS: We hope you had a happy Memorial Day weekend. It's possible you've spent months trapped indoors, by orders of the government. Getting outside makes all the difference: Grilling a hamburger in the fresh air, hitting the park, walking on the beach for a couple hours. It's essential. All of us need it. Nature is medicine. Happy, balanced people understand this. You can't just sit on your couch all day, barking at other people on social media. Your soul will rot. Sadly, it's too late for a lot of people at CNN. They haven't even been trapped inside for months. For reasons that no one in authority ever really explained, cable news yappers have been classified as essential workers from the first day. That includes us. It also includes the partisan political activists on the other channels. They didn't lose their jobs. They haven't been quarantined. If anything, they're thriving in the midst of this. They feel more essential than ever. Your suffering has been the best thing to happen to them since impeachment, when they got to spend a month pretending to know where Ukraine was.  So you can imagine their rage when they saw you outdoors this weekend, enjoying time with your family. The fact you disobeyed them drove them insane. Here's CNN:   JASON CARROLL, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: These were not the images health officials were hoping to see this Memorial Day: partygoers, ignoring social distancing rules, packed this pool in Missouri over the weekend. BREINA KEILAR: Beaches, boardwalks, pools packed  with many not wearing masks or social distancing. DANA BASH: Even as health experts warn, if they don't social distance, there will be a spike in cases in the next two weeks. NATASHA CHEN, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT:  But the question about masks, take a look, there isn't a single person on this beach wearing one. JASON CARROLL, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Scenes of crowded vacationers on a boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland; and at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. DR. SEEMA YASMIN, CNN MEDICAL ANALYST:  …even as states sought to reopen. And I don't even like that term reopening, because it symbolizes the floodgates being opened. Now this being CNN, a lot of people didn't hear any of that. Most CNN viewers are hustling through airports. That's where the network traps its audience. The sound is often down. Unfortunately, the producers thought of that. So they made sure to reinforce the message with graphics on the screen: Crowds Across U.S., Ignore Guidelines, Sparking Fears of Spread, read one. Memorial Day Crowds Spark Fear of New Outbreaks, read another. And then there was this: Americans Flock To Public Places As Death Toll Nears 100,000. What exactly does that even mean? CNN never explained. You should be terrified. That was the point. No explanation necessary.   Over on MSNBC, the usual collection of retired CIA analysts and assistant professors of gender studies was terrified too. They feared that somewhere out there in America, there might still be people who believe in more than shopping and vacations. It's possible, they fretted, that people like this - dangerous religious freaks - might somehow find each other and come together to pray. Not to Tim Cook, or the Google twins in Silicon Valley, or even to Barack Obama. But to something called God. That cannot be allowed:   Dr William Schaffner:  The virus is not religious. It won't respond to prayer, I'm afraid. (Nicolle Wallace laughs as to agree) It loves congregations. Nicolle Wallace: Aggressive reopenings in defiance of public health warnings from his own CDC and his own advisers and on the other side, Democrats who have seemingly hitched their fortunes to science and data. ALI VELSHI: Regardless of how that plays with separation of church and state, and even if the president has no authority to issue such a decree, Trump's insistence on a rushed reopening flies in the face of what public health experts continue to advise: that this is not a time to become complacent.   There you have it. Jeb Bush's dim-witted spokeswoman, now rebranded as an eminent epidemiologist. She wants you to know - and expects you to believe - that the lockdown orders are based on quote, science and data. OK. What science and data, exactly? We'll wait as you rifle through your papers and abstracts, Dr. Wallace. That may take a while. In fact, there is still no scientific evidence at all that two months of lockdowns have done much to halt the spread of this virus. Sorry. That's true. States that locked down early, and aggressively, are no better off on average than states that never locked down at all.  By contrast, there's an awful of scientific evidence that going outside is vital to your health: Exercising outdoors, and getting vitamin D from the sun, make you healthier and less vulnerable to coronavirus. The virus spreads far less easily outdoors than it does indoors. The largest study of the subject took a look at 318 separate coronavirus infection clusters. In 317 out of 318 clusters --  ninety-nine point seven percent – the infection spread indoors. Not outdoors. Indoors. Which is where Dr. Science and Data claims you must remain.  So, no, CNN and MSNBC aren't bringing you science. They're peddling panic and reckless moral judgement. It's hurting the country. This footage illustrates the results. It's from a Staten Island grocery store. It shows a woman attacked by other customers for not wearing a mask:   (Mob of people cursing and screaming at a woman shopping without a mask)   Multiply that by an entire country. A new survey by the Census Bureau found that more than a third of Americans show signs of anxiety, depression, or both. This misery isn't centered on those most at risk from coronavirus: people over 80. Just the opposite. Younger people were the most miserable. The most miserable group of all is Americans under 30. They face virtually no risk from the virus at all. The people on TV have lied to them, and it's wrecking their lives.  Meanwhile, the people on TV are just fine themselves. They don't seem afraid. Andrew Cuomo's brother works at CNN. He had the virus. He didn't bother to quarantine. He got in the car and drove to his second home and wandered around with no mask on. Then he went back on TV and shouted at you for not wearing a mask. In Michigan, Governor Gretchen Whitmer's husband decided to violate his wife's orders by traveling across the state to use his boat. Hey, it's Memorial Day. When the marina told him they couldn't put the boat in the water, he let them know his wife was the governor. Don't you know who I am? He got caught of course. People resent that kind of behavior.  At first, Gretchen Whitmer tried to claim it never happened. She said the whole thing was a hoax. But it wasn't. Now she says it was all a joke of some kind. Pretty funny. But if you really want to know want to know what the people on TV think of you, watch this clip. It's from MSNBC. It says it all: (Cameraman called out for not wearing mask) Remember that the next time they tell you you're immoral for not wearing a mask.

Reporter to McEnany: What Is The Number Of Dead Americans That People Should Tolerate?

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 03:53
From the White House press conference on Tuesday, May 26, 2020: REPORTER: When Americans - when voters go to the polls in November, and they want to judge the President on his response to this pandemic, what is the number of dead Americans that they should tolerate as have - and where they can argue that, yes, he successfully defeated the pandemic? MS. MCENANY: I think, you know, you're asking the wrong question. The right question is where did - Q Well, no, no - MS. MCENANY: - where did the data - Q - that's the question I want to ask, Kayleigh. So please don't tell me - MS. MCENANY: Where did - Q - whether I'm asking the right or wrong question. MS. MCENANY: And I answered your question once, but if you ask it twice, it doesn't make it any better of a question. So I'll respond in kind. I've given you one answer, and I'll continue to extrapolate upon that: that he always listened to the science. The President - when Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx said, You need to shut down the economy, that was hard for the President. You know, in a typical year 120,000 people die of suicide and drug overdose. That's in a typical year. And doctors have said, when you shut down an economy for an extended period of time, that number gets greater. People don't show up for their cancer diagnoses. There are a litany of results when you close down an economy. But closing down the economy for this amount of time kept us far below the 2.2 million number. As we start to reopen, we keep in mind the people who are missing their screening appointments, the people who are not - who are succumbing to suicide and drug overdose because of economic hardship. This President made the right choice. It was a delicate balance, and he did it exactly as he should, guided by data, and we are far below 2.2 million dead Americans because of the actions of President Trump.

Biden: Trump A "Fool," Wearing A Mask Projects Leadership

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 03:35
Former Vice President Joe Biden, in his first face-to-face interview since the coronavirus pandemic, called President Donald Trump a fool for poking fun at him for wearing a facemask. FORMER VP JOE BIDEN, DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: The answer is yes, but I think you've got to – the president is supposed to lead by example. And I watched the president yesterday wearing no mask, you know? And some making fun of the fact I wore a mask.    The truth of the matter is that I think you're supposed to lead by example, and one of the things our governor has said he wants to keep social distancing, stay at home has been the order, until June 1 of this year.    And so I think it's important that – look, 100,000 deaths and at least 35,000 to 50,000 were avoidable, but for lack of attention and ego, I think. And just – so – and you know me, I'm usually the last one to leave an event, I like interacting with people. But, I hope to be able to do more, but we're going to do it by the numbers, because I think it's important because this is not over.    DANA BASH, CNN: You mentioned the mask – that you wore a mask yesterday, President Trump went to a Memorial Day service, he did not wear a mask. It's not just some people making fun of you, he did.    BIDEN: Yes.    BASH: He did on Twitter, he retweeted a photo of you wearing it – he's trying to belittle you for wearing a mask, making it seem like it's a sign of weakness, is it?    BIDEN: He's a fool, an absolute fool to talk that way. I mean, every leading doc in the world is saying we should wear a mask when you're in a crowd, and especially when you know you're going to be in a position where you're going to inadvertently get closer than 12 feet to somebody. I know we're 12 feet apart, I get that.    But it's just absolutely this macho stuff, and for a guy – I shouldn't get going. But it just has – it's cost people's lives, it's costing people's lives, and like I said we're almost 100,000 dead today – 100,000 people. Columbia study showing that we could have – if he just started a week earlier would have saved thousands of lives. I mean, these are – this is a tragedy.    BASH: But wearing a mask has become a cultural and political flashpoint, and the president is involved in that, even stoking that.    BIDEN: Sure he is. And it's stoking deaths, that's not going to increase the likelihood that people are going to be better off.    BASH: So do you think wearing a masks projects strength or weakness?    BIDEN: Leadership. What it presents and projects is leadership. Presidents are supposed to lead, not engage in folly and be falsely masculine. It reminds me of the guys that I grew up with playing ball. They'd walk around with a ball in their hand, but they didn't like to hit very much.  Full interview:

Trump Asked About Scarborough Employee Death: "Hopefully Someday People Will Find Out," "Very Sad"

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 03:21
President Trump continued his call to investigate the death of Lori Klausutis, a woman who worked for Joe Scarborough's Congressional office, noting there is no statute of limitations. Klausutis worked out of the Fort Walton Beach, FL office in Florida's first Congressional district. A medical examiner determined that Klausutis, who died in 2001 at the age of 28, fainted as a result of an undiagnosed heart condition, hit her head on a table, and died. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Yes, please. Anybody? Yeah, please. JEFF MASON, REUTERS: Mr. President, two questions about a couple of things you've tweeted about in the last few days. Were you meaning to criticize Vice President Biden for wearing a mask yesterday? And can you explain why you've been tweeting about a conspiracy theory that has been proven to not be true? THE PRESIDENT: No, Biden can wear a mask, but he was standing outside with his wife - perfect conditions, perfect weather. They're inside, and they don't wear masks. And so I thought it was very unusual that he had one on. But I thought that was fine. I wasn't criticizing him at all. Why would I ever do anything like that? And your second question was? I couldn't hear you. Can you - Q The second - THE PRESIDENT: Can you take it off? Because I cannot hear you. Q I'll - I'll just speak louder, sir. The - THE PRESIDENT: Oh, okay, because you want to be politically correct. Go ahead. Q No, sir. I just want to wear the mask. THE PRESIDENT: Go ahead. Go ahead. Go ahead. Q The second question was about your tweets, about the woman who died who you're suggesting that Joe Scarborough was responsible. THE PRESIDENT: Yeah, a lot of people suggest that. And hopefully, someday, people are going to find out. It's certainly a very suspicious situation. Very sad. Very sad and very suspicious. Question, please. Q Her husband has asked you not to tweet about it anymore, sir. THE PRESIDENT: Go ahead, please. Go. Q Mr. President, though, have you seen the letter that was written by her husband, begging Twitter to - to delete your tweets, talking about how hard it's been for his family, for him to deal with that? THE PRESIDENT: Yeah, I have. But I'm sure that, ultimately, they want to get to the bottom of it, and it's a very serious situation. I also saw a clip with - with Joe and Imus where they were having a lot of fun at her expense, and I thought it was totally inappropriate. No, it's a very suspicious thing, and I hope somebody gets to the bottom of it. It'll be a very good thing. As you know, there's no statute of limitations. So it would be a very good - very good thing to do. Okay, who's next? Any questions on insulin?

Man Points Out MSNBC Cameraman Not Wearing Mask During Segment About Masks

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 03:04
A citizen walking past an MSNBC reporter doing a liveshot on people not wearing masks in Lake Geneva, Wis. points out that the cameraman is not wearing a mask.

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